John Ronald Anderson

Brief Life History of John Ronald

When John Ronald Anderson was born on 9 December 1907, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, John William Anderson, was 30 and his mother, Janet Hale, was 27. He married Melba Ence on 20 June 1935, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Wendover, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1950 and World for about 5 years. He died on 28 December 2001, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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John Ronald Anderson
Melba Ence
Marriage: 20 June 1935
Joseph Allen Anderson
James Wendell Anderson

Sources (60)

  • John Ronald Anderson, Sr, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Ronald Anderson, "Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941"
  • John Ronald Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.


Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Come with me back to the year 1945. I had just graduated from Grantsville High School, wondering what was next in my young life. It did not take long to wo …

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